Arequipa

Arequipa Attractions

Canon del Colca (Colca Canyon)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Located about 100 miles northwest of Arequipa, Colca Canyon is a canyon of the Colca River. Its main claim to fame is being touted as the “world’s deepest ...  Read more

Historic Centre of Arequipa

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Arequipa, Peru’s second largest city, gets its nickname “La Ciudad Blana,” or “The White City,” from its central historic district built almost entirely from ...  Read more

Monasterio de Santa Catalina (Monastery of Saint Catherine)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Inaugurated on October 2, 1580, 40 years after the city was founded, the Monastery of Saint Catherine has grown to become a city in itself. In fact, its over ...  Read more

Plaza de Armas

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Plaza de Armas is the main square in Arequipa, featuring vibrant gardens, lush palm trees, bird fountains and colonial architecture. The first thing you will ...  Read more

Chivay

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Travelers heading to Peru’s spectacular Colca Canyon will almost certainly spend some time in the town of Chivay, 100 miles (60 kilometers) outside of ...  Read more

Basilica Cathedral of Arequipa

Towering over Arequipa’s main plaza, Plaza de Armas, is the Basilica Cathedral of Arequipa. The history of this great cathedral dates back to 1544 when the ...  Read more

Casa de Moral (Moral House)

Built around 1730, this large ancestral house is an excellent well-preserved example of baroque-mestizo architecture. The name of the house has nothing to do ...  Read more

El Misti

Also known as Guagua-Putina, this stratovolcano is located in southern Peru, 11 miles from Arequipa, and stands at 19,101 feet above sea level. The volcano ...  Read more

El Molino de Sabandia (Sabandia Mill)

Located four miles southeast of Arequipa is Sabandia Mill, the area’s first stone mill. Built in 1785, the structure fell into a dilapidated state until it was ...  Read more

Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus

Sharing the Plaza de Armas with the imposing Basilica Cathedral of Arequipa, it’s easy to overlook the small Jesuit church known as Iglesia de la Compania de ...  Read more

La Mansion del Fundador (Founder's Mansion)

The history of Founder’s Mansion dates back to the early days when the Spanish first occupied Peru. Originally owned by Arequipa’s founder, Garcí Manuel ...  Read more

Monasterio de la Recoleta (Recoleta Convent)

Founded in 1648, this Franciscan Convent features four cloisters and 11 rooms. The structure represents a range of architectural styles, from Romanesque to ...  Read more

Museo Santury (Museo Santuarios Andinos)

While there are many notable museums in Arequipa, Museo Santury is known as being one of the best. Its focus is on Andes Mountain archeology and history. ...  Read more

Sachaca

The Sachaca District, located about 3 miles (5 kilometers) from downtown Arequipa, is home to some of the city’s oldest homes as well as the Mirador de ...  Read more

Yanahuara

Within walking distance of Arequipa city center, the quiet Yanahuara neighborhood is most famous for El Mirador e Iglesia de Yanahuara, a scenic lookout point ...  Read more

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